What is Ramipril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Altace Apo-Ramipril Sandoz-Ramipril Show all

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See also: Ramipril-hydrochlorothiazide

Ramipril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that is used alone or in combination with diuretics for hypertension and to reduce risk of heart attack an stroke in high risk patients. It may also be used for heart failure and to reduce heart problems in diabetics with hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
high blood pressure (hypertension) 143 80
Elevated blood pressure 89 51
congestive heart failure 13 0
diabetes type 2 3 0
heart attack (myocardial infarction) 3 0
General health 2 1

Show all 27 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 9
Moderate 12
Mild 24
None 66

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ramipril

Side effect Patients
Dry cough 5
Headaches 2
Persistent cough 2
Sedation 2
Balance problems 1
Cough 1

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ramipril

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 20
5 mg daily 9
2.5 mg daily 5
1.25 mg daily 3
20 mg twice daily 2
5 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
1,000 mcg twice daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ramipril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 25
Side effects too severe 21
Other 5
Did not seem to work 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 49 patients who've stopped taking Ramipril

Duration

Currently taking Ramipril

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Ramipril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 91
Usually 12
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 85
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 5
< $25 63
Not specified 41

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ramipril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Perindopril (Coversyl) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ramipril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Losartan (Cozaar) 5
Irbesartan (Avapro) 2
Telmisartan (Micardis) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Ramipril

Jul 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (erectile dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stop taking Altace about a year and a half ago and no change in blood pressure.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 26, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (erectile dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (erectile dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Aug 20, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 21, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 16, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 29, 2010 (Started Feb 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Dry cough)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: coughing a problem, got worse with increased dosage
Side effects: Dry cough

  • 0 helpful marks
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